Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military

Posted: Updated:

A new drone, armed with a taser, is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies.

It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into a subject.

"If you imagine a S.W.A.T. raid and people running - why send officers, with gun blazing, down an alley way where they can shoot and harm an innocent person or whatever, when you could just have the drone follow them," said Chaotic Moon co-founder, William "Whurley" Hurley.


You might also like...

REAL OR FAKE: Camera Captures Ghost Video!!!!

WINNER: Sold Self Winning Lottery Ticket!!!!

DRIVE-IN: Church Service at Drive-In Theater !!!!!

SHOCK: Bull Sharks Caught Near DC!!!!


Like us on Facebook

Hurley says they've had lots of interest from military and law enforcement agencies about C.U.P.I.D.

"This is something that's affordable for almost everybody and in the next two or three years the technology will probably cut the price in half," he continued.

"Right now, the FAA just has some vague, basic rules around them."

The idea behind a recent demonstration (see video and images above) was not to peak buyers' interests though.

"We have no intention of commercializing it," Hurley said.

In fact, the unmanned aerial vehicle is set to be destroyed soon. If they're going to repurpose it then you might be asking why they built it in the first place.

"I think that's hopefully, a wake-up call," he said.

"We, as a society, should all be involved in the conversation of technology governance, not just the legislators who often do a knee jerk reaction, or the inventors and entrepreneurs who often don't think about some of the consequences of their technologies," Hurley continued.

This is something that doesn't just exist in video games anymore. The technology is here and not everyone is ready.

"We, as the people who have to live our everyday lives, often are either affected by or ruled by things that we never have a discussion about or are never involved in," continued Hurley

There are some other prototypes that could be available for commercialization in the near future - like an electromagnetic pulse drone.

A search and rescue drone and environmental drone that would look for gas or oil pipeline leaks are also in the works.

  • Viral StoriesMore>>

  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear Ray Rice jerseys at Thursday night game

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear Ray Rice jerseys at Thursday night game

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:18:32 GMT
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27. A Ray Rice jersey.
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27. A Ray Rice jersey.
  • Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

    Thieves steal pumpkins grown by preschoolers

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:28:45 GMT
    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) -- Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been tended to by New Mexico preschoolers. Eastern New Mexico University's Child Development Center said the Portales school's pumpkin patch was raided sometime over the weekend after students had worked for months growing the pumpkins. School officials found the pumpkins missing and vines destroyed Monday morning. Lara Vaughan, the school's master teacher, says the four full pumpkins were just about to turn orange. Sh...
    PORTALES, N.M. (AP) -- Thieves have picked clean a pumpkin patch that had been tended to by New Mexico preschoolers. Eastern New Mexico University's Child Development Center said the Portales school's pumpkin patch was raided sometime over the weekend after students had worked for months growing the pumpkins. School officials found the pumpkins missing and vines destroyed Monday morning. Lara Vaughan, the school's master teacher, says the four full pumpkins were just about to turn orange. Sh...
  • Summer snow covers ground in Denver

    Summer snow covers ground in Denver

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:17:10 GMT
    DENVER - Technically, it's still summer for a few more days but it's snowing already in Colorado! The Denver area saw a dusting Wednesday and could get a bit more snow as a cold front moves through. Fortunately for residents there, this is just temporary and they'll enjoying 70 degree days again soon.
    Technically, it's still summer for a few more days but it's snowing already in Colorado! The Denver area saw a dusting Wednesday and could get a bit more snow as a cold front moves through. Fortunately for residents there, this is just temporary and they'll enjoying 70 degree days again soon.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices